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Lot 39Sir Henry Raeburn, RA, RSA
Scottish, 1756-1823
A Bust Portrait of Commander John Henry Cochrane, RN
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
The sitter, thence by descent in his family to
Captain Henry Lake Cochrane (1871-1950), Court Place, West Monkton, Taunton, Somerset
By inheritance to his daughter, the actress and stage director Elspeth Seton Cochrane (1916-2011)
[Sale] Christie's Scotland, August 28, 1985, lot 194 (designated as The Property of Miss E. Cochrane)
Purchased from the above sale by the present owner
Private collection, New York
Somerset Society of Artists, Old Masters Exhibition, Taunton, May 1946
We are grateful to Ms. Jennifer Higgins of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for her assistance in our research on this painting.

Sold for $20,160
Estimate $5,000-8,000

Glue relined. Dense old varnish layer; difficult to read under UV light. Some inpainted cracks in the background. Some shadows on the collar, cravat and jacket reinforced.

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